For stunning views of the Wicklow Mountains
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Luggage transfers included
- Total walking distance: approx. 120 km
Arrival in Tinahely
Morning transfer to a small pub north of Tinahely. Here you start the tour on the Wicklow Way and walk through a small fairy forest up to Mangan Wood. Passing sheep pastures and through small woods, today's tour takes you into the valley of the River Derry. Here you follow a quiet back road to Sandyford Bridge, where you spend the night on a small farm.
A hike up to Sheilstown Forest and then down to Iron Bridge. Today's destination is the wild valley of Glenmalure. Irish rebels sought refuge here for years until the English Crown established a base in the valley to put an end to the rebellion. An old trading post and the ruins of the military barracks still bear witness to these troubled times.
Views of Lugnaquillia Mountain - the highest peak in the Wicklow Mountains - accompany you up to the pass of Lugduff Gap. From here you descend into the picturesque valley of Glendalough. For the first Christian monks, this was a place of retreat and prayer for centuries. The Wicklow Way then takes you on to the small village of Laragh.
You leave Laragh and climb up Paddock Hill. Dense forests are soon replaced by unspoilt heathland in the Wicklow Mountain National Park. The tour then continues to Old Bridge and from here you reach the small village of Roundwood on minor roads. The short stage gives you time for a walk around the reservoirs of Vartry Reservoir.
The royal stage of the Wicklow Way: Soon you will reach the first viewpoint, from which you can catch a glimpse of nearby Lough Dan. You then reach an open area from which you can see as far as the coast of Great Britain on a clear day. The trail takes you up to Djouce Mountain and with views of Ireland's highest waterfall to Crone Forest, where today's stage comes to an end.
First the trail leads you along idyllic paths into the valley of Glencullen. Here you can enjoy the view from Fairy Hill over the last stages and over the city of Dublin. You then descend into Marlay Park where the walk ends on the Wicklow Way. Bus ride to Dublin city centre.
Departure or extension
A wonderful long-distance walk for everyone. The first stages are largely flat and are a good way to warm up for the Wicklow Mountains. Most of the tour is on well-marked paths, forest roads and occasionally back roads. Surefootedness is necessary for the hike from Roundwood to Eniskerry, the other stages require a good basic level of fitness.
| Season 1 |
06.04.2024 - 26.04.2024
28.09.2024 - 13.10.2024
| Season 2 |
30.03.2024 - 05.04.2024
27.04.2024 - 27.09.2024
|Wicklow Way, IR-COWTD-08X|
|Base price|| |
|Single traveller surcharge||175.00||175.00|
|Single room surcharge||469.00||469.00|
Hotel information: You will stay in country hotels and B&Bs.
| Season 1 |
Apr 6, 2024 - Apr 26, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 13, 2024
| Season 2 |
Mar 30, 2024 - Apr 5, 2024
Apr 27, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
|Double room p.p||89.00||89.00|
|Single room surcahrge||65.00||65.00|
- 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
- Luggage transfer (1 suitcase per person, max. 15 kg)
- Transfers according to the program
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
- GPS data available
- Service hotline
- Bus ride Marlay Park – Dublin, is not included in the price
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- By plane to Dublin
- From Dublin airport with the Citylink bus to the city centre
- From the train station Dublin Heuston to Rathdrum by train. From here by bus or taxi to Tinahely (total approx. £30.- to £35)
- From Marlay Park by bus to the city centre of Dublin
Other important information:
- The distance travelled is approximate and may differ from the actual distance.
- Travel cancellation insurance, including travel interruption insurance is recommended.